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"Cavalcade of Stars": Arthur Clodfrey


Published 1950


Clip from the 50's TV series "Cavalcade of Stars" featuring a parody of Arthur Godfrey called "Arthur Clodfrey Time". Features parodies of early commercials and plugs, and the unpredictable nature of live TV.

Certainly historically important, But you really have to know about early commercials to find this funny, Otherwise you will be confused.


Run time 2 Minutes and 30 Seconds
Production Company DuMont Television Network/Drug Store Television Productions
Audio/Visual sound, Black and White

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Reviewer: Earlon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2010
Subject: A catalog site for Classic TV shows
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The Classic TV Channel

There are currently over 400 individual episodes of about 30 different programs, and the site is growing day by day. Check it out!
Reviewer: Steve Carras - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 30, 2009
Subject: Arthur Clodfrey.,
He does have a nice ukelele there...
Reviewer: SedonaShadow - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2008
Subject: Where's Dagmar!
Yes that is Jerry Lester on Calvacade of Stars a year or so before he got to Broadway Open House. Why are we discussing him? Where's Dagmar!
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - - March 22, 2008
Subject: Re: Broadway Open House
Nope, "Broadway Open House" was on another network.
Reviewer: filmnutt - favoritefavorite - March 21, 2008
Subject: Broadway Open House?
This is Jerry Lester who, along with Dagmar, appeared on the Dumont Network's Broadway Open House.
Reviewer: Tenor madman - favoritefavorite - March 21, 2008
Subject: Biting satire of Arthur Godfrey
They go to great lengths to skewer Arthur Godfrey here. And, I suppose, looking back, one could argue that he had it coming.

In this clip they satirize so many aspects of his TV persona, and they list them at the beginning.

The clip seems to run out before the actual sketch is over, but by then you get the general idea.

This appears to be rather a low budget production, which was probably the norm back then.

TM
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